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At 7.30am this morning a police officer stopped Sydney traffic to help an elderly woman cross the street safely.
41-year-old, Senior Constable David Peters was driving through Randwick when he saw the woman and knew that she needed help.
He pulled over at the intersection of Clovelly Road and Frenchmans Road and flashed his lights to make sure the traffic would slow down.
The touching video is doing the rounds online and it shows the officer walking her across the road while the cars had stopped at the lights.
Sr Const. Peters told 9news.com.au, "What drew my attention was she was hunched over. I just wanted to check that she was okay.”
Adding, "She had to go to a doctor's appointment, so I helped her to the appointment."
The woman also spoke to 9news.com.au and thanked Sr Const. Peters.
She said, "I couldn't get through the lights, and he jumped out the car, grabbed hold of me and brought me right through. You don't get many like that.”
A witness said drivers waited until they had completely crossed the road before they continued their commute, stating, "It took them a good four minutes to get across the road. All the traffic in the area, dozens of cars, saw what was going on, and no one honked. He was very caring.”
We need more people like Sr Const. Peters!